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Re: svn:externals ../ in local path

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 00:54:20 -0600

On Feb 8, 2009, at 22:24, David Weintraub wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 2:49 AM, Dimitri Yanculovici wrote:
>
>> I would like to know if the "../" in the local path of an
>> svn:externals
>> definition is planed to be supported.
>>
>> It isn't in the 1.5 version of svn : "Also, the local subdirectory
>> part of
>> the definition cannot contain .. parent directory indicators (such as
>> ../../skins/myskin)."
>>
>> Is there a bug (enhancement) already opened for that in the
>> subversion issue
>> tracker?
>> I didn't find one.
>
> You can do relative paths if you can guarantee all of your clients are
> on Subversion 1.5 or higher.
>
> See <http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.advanced.externals.html>
> and search for "Also, absolute URLs can cause problems with
> repositories that are available via multiple URL schemes.".

Yes, as of Subversion 1.5 you can do relative paths in the part of
the svn:externals definition that refers to the repository. However,
you cannot do relative paths in the part of the svn:externals
definition that refers to the local working copy, which is what the
OP wanted.

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